Swedish-based bunker supplier ScanOcean AB and the Finland-based energy producer Neste Oyj have announced that they are strengthening their existing partnership by launching a new lower-emission DMA Gasoil for the Swedish market.

ScanOcean states that the new-lower emission DMA gasoil is the Neste Marine 0.1 Co-processed DMA, reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions up to 80% (emission reduction of the bio-based share of the product over the fuel’s life cycle compared to fossil fuel), compared to fossil DMA Gasoil.

The DMA co-processed with renewable raw materials will be available as bunker fuel on the Swedish east coast at the Södertälje ex-pipe facility together with DMA 0.1 and DMB 0.1, serving vessels in transit into Lake Mälaren, the company highlights.

The new lower-emissions DMA is produced by adding renewable raw material into the conventional refining process and by using mass-balance the fuel attains high GHG emissions reducing benefits while maintaining the fuels quality and specifications to ISO 8217.

The fuel is certified according to ISCC plus, as ScandOcean notes.

Jonatan Karlström of ScanOcean commented that “We already have several interested clients, and we look forward to start delivering this product. This is one of many key steps in ScanOceans journey to build a portfolio of sustainable products and services. As we soon enter a new regulatory landscape in European shipping, reducing emissions at low cost will be key and we aim to provide the best solutions for this, and the DMA co-processed with renewable raw materials is an extremely attractive fuel in this respect.”

Sveta Ukkonen, Head of Marine Fuels at Neste, said that “We are very pleased to continue our long-term partnership with ScanOcean, and introducing the DMA co-processed with renewable raw materials to the Swedish market is a part of our marine fuel strategy. We see good growth potential for the Swedish market, and we are very pleased to have ScanOcean as our local partner.”